21st Amendment "Lowers De Boom" in Ball 8.4-Oz. Cans

             21st Amendment "Lowers De Boom" in Ball 8.4-Oz. Cans

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 12, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --21st Amendment Brewery has
launched Lower De Boom barleywine style ale in cans provided by Ball
Corporation (NYSE:BLL). It is believed to be the first craft beer launched in
an 8.4-oz. can.

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"Traditionally, due to their higher alcohol content, barleywines were served
in small bottles," explained Shaun O'Sullivan, co-founder of 21st Amendment
Brewery in San Francisco. "Lower De Boom is a powerfully balanced,
American-style barleywine packed with citrusy Pacific Northwest hops, making
the 8.4-oz. 'nip' can the perfect size to pay homage to the past."

"By being the first craft brewery to put their beer in our 8.4-oz. can, 21st
Amendment has found a unique way to differentiate their brand in a manner that
pays tribute to the past," said Robert M. Miles, senior vice president, sales,
for Ball's metal beverage packaging division, Americas. "Distinctive can size
and graphics are two great ways that brewers can elevate their brands in the
marketplace. And because cans are impenetrable to oxygen and light, the result
is better tasting beer, which is crucial to every successful brewer."

Lower De Boom will be available in stores and on draft in bars by April in 17
states that are part of 21st Amendment's distribution territories.

The 21st Amendment Brewery was opened in San Francisco in 2000 by co-founders
Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan. The 21st Amendment brews a variety of
hand-crafted beers that are sold on draft and in stores, including at their
brewpub, located just two blocks from the San Francisco Giants' ballpark. For
21st Amendment information, please visit http://21st-amendment.com.

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and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and
services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its
subsidiaries employ approximately 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012
sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
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